Yesterday my life was changed. I saw street Morris Dancing. Well it was just ordinary Morris Dancing. But in the street. I’m sure there’s room for updating this old fashioned art – perhaps mashing it up with some rude drum and bass styles. Or something like that.
Actually it was just really good fun as it was. For about half an hour a small pocket of our local community had a bit of a laugh together with no pretensions of cool or age or anything. People just laughed and jumped around a bit.
Because of the role of Morris Dancing as a really important social glue. I think there’s a huge opportunity for the big global sportswear brands to get in on the act. I noticed that the Black Reebok Classic (or variants thereof) appears to be the shoe of choice of today’s Morris Man:
However there was a clear competitive advantage shown by the guy wearing Nikes:
That guy could be the Jordan of Morris Dancing – I kid you not!
If you want to see more pictures of men and sticks and small St George flags I’ve got a Flickr set here: http://flickr.com/photos/iaintait/sets/72157606153242104/.
Sophie and I even had a go. But thankfully there are no pictures. I hope.